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Favour[edit]

You've come to the right man—I'm an English teacher (though I suspect you already knew that).

I've read over it, and I'll take a closer look tonight. I'll hide all of my suggestions, so all you have to do is click on "show changes" on the page history. That will highlight them, and you can follow up on anything you think is worthwhile, and disregard anything that doesn't work for you. Prisonermonkeys (talk) 01:45, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Okay, I've gone through and added my thoughts, and corrected the odd spelling error. There were no serious grammar issues; just a few things that might warrant expanding upon, but it was a sustained, logical and coherent piece of writing. It might need a little polish (rearranging the word order to better articulate an idea), but I asked my students to write an essay detailing a subject of their choice and one of them chose the CLK, this is probably what I'd expect them to produce. Prisonermonkeys (talk) 05:17, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Re:Autocourse 1999[edit]

Hi The359. I do have a copy, but it's at my parents' house and I'm afraid I won't have access to it until Christmas-time. It does have a Le Mans report but I can't remember any of the details.

However, I do have a copy of Le Mans: 1990-99 by Quentin Spurring with me, so when I've got some time this weekend I can take a look at it for you. Your draft article seems to be very comprehensive already, but I can check the details and see if there's anything else that can be added.—Midgrid(talk) 09:22, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

OK then, as I've said before, I think you've covered the important areas already, but I'll go through your sandbox now to look for any further details or discrepancies. The citation is:
Spurring, Quentin (2014). "1999: High fives in Germany". Le Mans 1990-99: The official history of the world's greatest motor race. Sherborne, Dorset: Evro Publishing. p. 384. ISBN 978-0-9928209-1-6. 
Background - all fine.
Development
  • It might be worth restating the minimum weight (900 kg) where you mention the reduction. The book emphasises that one of the reasons for building a completely new car was so it could be designed to the new limit (p. 344).
  • The engine had 32 valves and produced 600 bhp at 7,000 rpm (p. 344).
  • The lower half of the monocoque was unchanged from the CLK GTR, but the top half was redesigned due to a new homologation rule that required a load test to be carried out on the complete cockpit section, not just the rollcage in isolation (p. 344).
  • The book also mentions a "flatter nose" as one of the aesthetic changes (p. 344).
  • It had a shorter wheelbase then any of its GTP class rivals, with longer front and rear overhangs. It was the same overall length as the CLK GTR (p. 345)
  • Aerodynamic testing was carried out in the University of Stuttgart's wind tunnel, with Fondmetal acting as a consultant (p. 345).
  • The cars also tested on the road course of the Homestead-Miami Speedway (p. 345).
1999 season - all fine.
Le Mans
Practice and qualifying
  • The cars completed almost 30,000 miles in total testing mileage before Le Mans, the only serious problem occurring when a front suspension link pulled out of the monocoque in Prequalifying for Le Mans (p. 345).
  • Contrary to what you have written already (groan), the book states that Webber's monocoque was not damaged in its qualifying crash, and was used again for the warmup (in which it crashed again) and the race. It also gives a different description of the accident: "[...]the CLR lifted clear of the ground. Then it tipped over a right angles to the track surface, landed on its right side, bounced back onto its wheels, and slammed into the barrier." (p. 345)
Warmup - all fine
Race
  • Some more detail - Dumbreck made light contact with Marcel Monteiro's GT2 Porsche at the Virage Ford on his third lap (p. 346).
  • The trackside area in which Dumbreck's car landed had been cleared of trees a fortnight before the race (p. 346).
  • Again contrary to your existing sources, the book states that "Dumbreck—dazed, bruised, but otherwise undamaged—got himself out of the wreck" (p. 346).
  • Lagorce was running in fourth place when he was called in to withdraw at 8:45 am; Schneider had led the race in the early stages after the first fuel stops (p. 346).
Aftermath
  • The FIA also instructed its Advisory Expert Group, chaired by Sid Watkins, to devise new technical regulations to prevent cars from becoming airborne under similar circumstances in the future (p. 346).
  • Editorial: "The fact remained that only AMG Mercedes had got it wrong. The team itself pulled the flawed CLRs from a planned ALMS campaign." (p. 346)
I hope this is useful - please let me know if you require further information or clarification.—Midgrid(talk) 19:58, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately the car which suffered the suspension failure in the prequalifying session is unspecified.—Midgrid(talk) 21:42, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Mercedes-Benz CLR[edit]

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Precious[edit]

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Project Sports Car Racing
Thank you, user named after a star, for quality articles for your Project Sports Car Racing, such as Mercedes-Benz CLR and 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans, listed on a well-organized user page. - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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The Right Edit.[edit]

I have made a mistake in editing the page Audi R18. I know that I downloaded the picture(that you reverted), and went to the correct selection, but I just was confused and didn't know what to do, so I put it in the incorrect one(I was a new user to Wikipedia that time). I just wanted to update the picture of the racecar I loved. But what you did there was right. I respect you decision to put it in the speedy deletion. I could have got into more trouble if you didn't do that. Thanks to you, I quickly found out how to upload it and do the right thing. If you look at the page again and see the pictures I updated, It was because of my mistake and your move. Thanks to you, ALOT!

(PS: If you notice, I used other terms for words so that I won't look like a loser her.)

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Stop lying[edit]

This is supposed to be an encyclopedia. Encyclopedias are not places for lies. I'd appreciate if you'd respect that. Thanks. Eightball (talk) 00:25, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

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Images copyright[edit]

Morning, those two images of Hotel de France were taken by Noel Pasteau, the previous owner of Hotel de France and were given to the new owner when it was sold at the end of 2013. I will have the hotel amend the statement on the history page to reflect that those two images can be used on the Wikipages.

I must admit to be being somewhat confused by how to tag the copyright on these two images, how should the license be amended. As you might surmise, I work in the sport and obviously know DB, Tony Brooks, Stirling and the hotel owner.

In terms of the podium image of DB in 1995 with Justin, will this suffice? http://www.derekbell.com/photo/derek-justin-bell-and-andy-wallace-1995-le-mans

The other DB images are ones I have taken of him at events he has attended, including a press junket for Bentley in Moscow last year as well as the one at Le Mans in 2012 in appalling weather when he raced the Kenwood 962. Ditto the AA presentation at Goodwood, which I put together with the AA. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Felix7black7 (talkcontribs) 11:39, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

See text at the bottom of the page within the link giving specific permission to use these two images: http://www.lhoteldefrance.fr/what-to-do/hotel-de-france-history-le-mans/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Felix7black7 (talkcontribs) 13:25, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

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